APR rates for coaches will be compiled next year

USA Today is reporting that the NCAA will begin compiling Annual Percentage Rates for college coaches beginning next year.

The coaches’ APRs — “kind of like a lifetime batting average,” said University of Hartford President Walt Harrison — are expected to be publicly available on an NCAA-affiliated website by summer 2010. They’re intended for use by recruits, their parents and prospective employers in evaluating coaches and programs, along with wins and other competitive and personal criteria.

Sounds like a good idea to me. If coaches can evaluate recruits, recruits should be able to evaluate coaches.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/2009-01-17-coaches-apr_N.htm